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Thai curry is the signature dish of the country. Indeed, you cannot say or even think about curry without the word Thai before it. Its delicious flavors and varied ingredients are what have made it a household name throughout the world.
Pad Thai could very well be the national noodle dish of the country. It is also one of its famous imports, so it is no wonder you find it on the menus of Thai restaurants in your own country. However, like most Thai dishes, nothing beats eating the original.
Khao Soi might not be a dish many people know about. Even those who might consider themselves a Thai cuisine gourmand may be unaware of it. Nonetheless, Khao soi will soon become one of your favorites once you taste it.
Tom Yum also known as Tom Yam is a popular soup dish from Thailand with a strong following throughout the world. The appeal of this dish lies in the exquisite balance of heat and sourness. In addition, the textures found in a single bowl add to its charm.
Som Tum is the native papaya salad served everywhere in the country. The distinct manner in which they prepare the green papaya for this salad is part of its charm. It is shredded by hand to achieve its unique strips.
Tom Kha Gai is another soup dish from Thai cuisine you are bound to fall in love with. Even if you are not fond of coconut milk, this dish could make you change your mind.
Kai med ma muang or stir fried chicken and cashew nuts is a staple dish enjoyed by many Thais. The combination of stir fried chicken and cashew nuts makes for an interesting texture.
Khao Pad is guaranteed to excite anyone’s palate. It is available throughout the city from street vendors and restaurants. The stir fried dish is cooked over high heat to give it its distinct flavor.
Fried curry crab is your dish if you love crab and must have curry. It is the perfect union. The origin of this dish dates back to 1969 when the Somboon Seafood restaurant introduced it to local diners.
Thai red duck is slow cooked to perfection so as to enhance the flavors of the sauce it was marinated in. Hence, you want to make it a point to try it out during your stay in the Thai capital.
Phad Si-Io is another popular noodle dish from Thailand. While it might be a simple meal of flat noodles, rest assured there is nothing ordinary about its flavor.
Pineapple rice will grab your attention the moment it is served to you in a half-sliced pineapple. Yet its presentation is only half of what makes this dish a must for you to try out in Bangkok.